Types of Donation

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Living Donation
Deceased Donation
Vascularized Composite Allografts (VCA)
Living Donation
Living donation offers another choice for transplant candidates, and it saves two lives: the recipient and the next one on the deceased organ waiting list. Kidney and liver patients who are able to receive a living donor transplant can receive an organ much sooner, often in less than a year. Interested in living donation? Contact the transplant center below that is closest to you. 

IU Health University Hospital- Indianapolis, IN 
St. Vincent Health - Indianapolis, IN 
Lutheran Hospital - Fort Wayne, IN 

 
Deceased Donation 
Deceased organ, tissue and eye donation is the process of giving an organ (or a part of an organ), tissue, or eye at the time of the donor’s death, for the purpose of transplantation to another person. At the end of your life, you can give life to others.
 
Vascularized Composite Allografts (VCAs)
Vascularized Composite Allografts (VCAs) involve the transplantation of multiple structures that may include skin, bone, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. The most commonly known type of VCAs are for hand and face transplants.
 
 



What Can Be Donated?

 

There are currently 118,554 people waiting for a lifesaving transplant.